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Anaheim-Detroit: Game One, Battle of the Bruise

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The battle of Ducks and Red Wings has finally begun.  The last two teams to hoist the Stanley Cup brought in the merry month of May with a battle where goals and hits nearly held the same value.  Even though the Wings won this first battle 3-2, the war has only begun.

The Ducks scored the first goal and drew first blood in the first period.  Seven minutes into the game, Corey Perry scored on a slap shot past Chris Osgood.  Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Pronger assisted the Ducks' forward.

However, about a minute later, Mike Brown gave an elbow with enough force to knock the gloves off of Jiri Hudler as he fell to the ice.  As Hudler tried to get up, the blood gushed onto the ice.  A towel to th...

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